During this holiday season, there are several fun events and way to celebrate with family and friends. Communities all over the country will feature local events like parades, community food share, and craft fairs and Boulder is no different.
During the winter months, Boulder offers many fun and festive events to celebrate the holidays. One of the best events is the Boulder Lights of December Parade. This annual event features floats decorated by local businesses, marching bands, and St. Nick on the Bricks in downtown Boulder, CO. It is free and a fun family event.
Boulder Lights of December Parade
During the holiday season, Boulder, Colorado, becomes a special place. From the snow-dusted Flatirons to Pearl Street, there is plenty to do and see in this lively city. Some popular holiday events include the Boulder Colorado Festival of Lights and St. Nick on the Bricks in downtown Boulder, CO. Boulder Colorado Festival of Lights includes a parade, tree lighting, and kids’ activities. The event is held every year in December. The Boulder Ballet Company performs the Nutcracker.
Santa Claus will also be making an appearance at events throughout Boulder, including the Boulder Colorado Festival of Lights. If you’re looking for something fun and accessible for the entire family to enjoy this holiday season, the Boulder Colorado Festival of Lights is the perfect event.
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Jingle Bell Craft Fair
Whether shopping for the kids or enjoying brunch, you won’t miss Boulder’s signature holiday events. From the Boulder Lights of December Parade to the Handweavers Guild of Boulder Fiber Art Show and Sale, you’ll find something for everyone.
Boulder’s most prominent shopping event, the Boulder Holiday Gift Festival, features over 100 local vendors selling handmade gifts. The Boulder Holiday Gift Festival is free and open to the public. A holiday concert is also featured at noon. Aside from the Boulder Holiday Gift Festival, this year, the city of Boulder is teaming up with the Downtown Boulder Partnership and the City of Boulder to coordinate several special events. The Jingle Bell Market Craft Fair is a five-room affair showcasing local crafters around Colorado. The event will include live music, a petzeum, and a Snowflake Express.
Nederland’s Holiday Mountain Market
During the first weekend in December, Nederland’s Holiday Mountain Market brings in the holiday spirit with hundreds of unique items, live music, and a fantastic lineup of performers. This market is a great way to experience the season’s spirit while supporting local businesses. You’ll find various handmade items, fine art, and salves. You can also enjoy an assortment of delicious foods and games.
Community Food Share
Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall gets decked out in Christmas cheer during the holiday season. With 50 sparkling floats and a host of carolers, it’s a sight to behold. If you’re looking for a different holiday event, consider St. Nick on the Bricks in Boulder, CO. The Santa on the Bricks is a unique event that makes the holidays festive. The Boulder County Center for Judaism runs the event. It’s a great way to celebrate the holiday while helping the local community.